“Standing room only, and other than the voices reading, only the sound of hearts pounding. We had no lighting, only one microphone, no Equity actors. We might have had a ninety minute bomb on our hands. It was hardly a bomb, but it was explosive.”
We yearn for loving family connections, we yearn for home. We navigate surprising complexities of adult friendships, we struggle to center our lives on what is nourishing and meaningful. And sometimes we are able to take strength from the stark holiness which can emerge from ordinary moments.
“Reading Feld, you burst out laughing one minute and wipe away tears the next. Mostly, we recognize ourselves -- the messy, complex, uncertain yet precious threads which make up the fabric of our lives.”
"[Merle Feld’s] voice is warm and vivid… an inspiration to all of us to take seriously the imperative that the spiritual and the ethical must be intertwined.”
“down-to-earth, honest, courageous and revealing”
Daphna, a young Israeli lawyer, and Najah, her streetwise client accused of a terrorist bombing, share the stage with Biblical Sarah, Abraham and Hagar. The mythic women come to life, playing out ancient rivalry and bitterness, while the modern women struggle to overcome respective legacies of political hatred and mistrust.